Neuro-diversity [ND] refers to a range of conditions that cause people to process information differently from the way the majority of people do.
It includes AD(H)D, Asperger’s syndrome, dyscalculia and dyslexia. Many people with ND are also hyper-sensitive to stimuli. Differences may also arise in ways of processing information including language, sound, images light, texture or movement.
Many NDs will be affected by several conditions and syndromes.
Having an ND diagnoses for many is a challenge, others daunting, but with the right knowledge and support people can go on to lead successful, happy and fulfilled lives.
This forum is aimed at parents, young people with any of the aforementioned conditions and those who come into contact.
THE EALING SUPPORT GROUP
Join us for coffee and information and support every fornight though the school year at The Grange Childrens’ Centre.
Many thanks to all the parents who have supported the group over the last year and a bit – so appreciated. Please note that Wendy will also be available outside of the coffee mornings for guidance and signposting.
Hot off the press!!
We are delighted to announce that along with Ealing council we are able to offer the first of the excellent 123 Magic training programme to 2 to 12 year olds. This course is particulary recommended for parents and carers of ADHD and autistic children. It is run over three two hour and a half hour sessions is free and creche facilities can be available. More details to follow but places are going fast. To sign up contact Wendy on 07970 698 739
• 123 Magic Parenting for parents with children with ADHD (2-12yrs) NEW
Dates: starts April 10, April 17 and April 24 – all Wednesdays
Day and Time: Wed 12.00 – 2.30pm
Duration: 3 weeks
Venue:. Grange Children’s Centre, Church Gardens, Ealing, W5 4HN
Head of Centre: Luiza Kane 020 8799 2509
Contact name(s)/number(s): Wendy Smith mob: 07970 698 739
light lunch provided
Taking it all in.
We strongly recommend that those of you with a new diagnosis, or recent suspicians, start with an accessible book such as Understanding ADHD, Autism , Dyslexia and Dyspraxia published by Family Doctor Books. This way you can learn about these conditions gradually and with confidence rather than going for confusion and overload!However, we have lists available of many other books and articles on this subject.
Our aim is to cut through the mass of information out there and point you in the direction of what you need when you need it. We are on hand to help with information, letters, lectures.
Do contact Wendy on 07970 698 739.